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i woke up this morning and the whites of one of my eyes was

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i woke up this morning and the whites of one of my eyes was 1/3 filled with blood.....i never smacked it or anything,,,should i worry? Also, i know if anything drastic happens to your liver it may effect it. Ive started a regiment of viatamins about 2 weeks ago. would that cause this?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
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You likely have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This happens when delicate blood vessels of the conjunctiva (clear covering of the eye) burst. This is very similar to a bruise, but redder because there is no skin overlying the blood. The bleeding is usually the result of minor trauma such as coughing or eye rubbing.

Though its appearance is alarming and appears dangerous, it is generally harmless. It is not likely related to your vitamin regimen.

Similar to a bruise, subconjunctival hemorrhage may take 1-2 weeks to reabsorb and go away. During that time, it may darken and change colors. That is expected and no need to worry. Worrisome symptoms are pain, decrease vision, or double vision. You should contact your ophthalmologist promptly if these occur.

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